Alice Martin - Controversy

Controversy

Martin has been criticized for her involvement in the prosecution of former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman.

Martin was also criticized and investigated for perjury in Brown v. Ashcroft, which dealt with a FOIA request concerning Martin firing a black assistant attorney. The case was decided by Fuller, who served as judge in the Siegelman case.

Currently the Justice Department's Office of Professional Responsibility is investigating her for misconduct in two cases including the Siegelman and Axion Corp.. The Axion Corp. complaint "says Martin and two of her deputies allegedly told defense lawyers that their goal was to put the company owner out of business whether or not he was convicted." Her case against Axion was thrown out at trial and the Department of Justice was ordered to pay the costs of the defendants.

She has also been accused of getting a critic, employed by University of Alabama at Birmingham, fired. Martin denies this.

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